19 May 2016
Krishnaswami Subrahmanyam 10.9.2004
Krishnaswami Subrahmanyam (1904–1971) was an Indian film director of the 1930s and 1940s. He was a key figure behind the establishment of a Madras based Tamil film industry. He started his film career as scenarist and producer, working on P. K. Raja Sandow's silent films like Peyum Pennum. He started Meenakshi Cineton with R. M. Alagappa Chettiar, directing his first film Pavalakkodi, in which the Tamil film star M. K. Thyagaraja Bhagavathar debuted. He made a remarkable shift with the politically emphatic Balayogini, criticizing the caste system prevalent then.